Key Takeaways from our Sustainable Jobsites Annual Benchmarking Report

BuiltWorlds recently published its annual Sustainable Jobsites Benchmarking report in addition to four tech specialty reports on sustainable jobsite technology, covering emerging tech solutions that drive innovation across the industry. These reports cover ESG Tracking and Compliance, Waste Management, Water and Electricity Utilities Tracking and Equipment Fuel Alternatives. Both the annual benchmarking and tech specialty reports are a great resource for anyone interested in staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in sustainable construction technology.

Key Insights

As this is our first Sustainable Jobsite report, the data establishes a useful baseline for future benchmarking, but we lack historical data to draw comparisons or track trends. Nonetheless, the results were still highly informative by offering a glimpse into the state of sustainable solution implementation where requirements and technology continue to rapidly evolve:

  • Solutions identified earned average to above-average user satisfaction ratings. Technology solutions identified by survey respondents nearly always had satisfaction ratings above the overall industry average. Technology solutions also had a majority of each of their specific functional use criteria satisfactions ratings ranked at or above the industry average.
  • Custom in-house solutions received lower satisfaction scores across the board compared to other identified technology solutions. In areas like Waste Management and ESG Tracking and Compliance especially, custom in-house solutions were noted as frequently implemented, but satisfaction levels were mostly below the industry average and scored worse compared to other top solutions identified in the research.

Equipment Fuel Alternatives

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Also in this year's survey, we asked contractors about any equipment fuel alternatives they use. While we did not ask respondents for specific technology solutions, the information provided a more general glance at implementation and strategy for alternative equipment fuel utilization in the industry. We will continue to track and analyze the adoption rates of these technologies throughout our construction tech-related research. This year, we learned:

  • Battery-powered was the most commonly identified equipment fuel alternative used. With around 80% of respondents who utilize equipment fuel alternatives selecting that option. The research showed that electric, natural gas and renewable diesel were also popular types of alternative fuels.
  • Over 30% of respondents' organizations currently use alternative fuels. The frequency in terms of number of projects these alternative fuels are implemented on varies, but many organizations are currently utilizing alternative fuels or have plans and goals in place to roll out this technology within the near future.